Christchurch RSA's new Restaurant & Bar.

by Rejigit Shout Outs


Rejigit visited the RSA’s new Trenches Restaurant and Bar which is open to the public at 74 Armagh Street, Christchurch on the ground floor of the new Christchurch Memorial RSA building. It’s well worth a visit!

The restaurant and bar are open to members of the public and anyone is able to become a member of the RSA and then receive worthwhile discounts on food and drinks.

There is a sunny sheltered outdoor area which will be popular with the approach of spring / summer.

This new establishment was formally opened on 27 March this year and the magnificent building and facilities replaced the RSA’s previous premises which suffered a fatal earthquake blow.






Some examples of the restaurant fare (Breakfast 8:00am – 11:30am. Lunch 11.30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm till late):


Garlic Pretzel Bread $9.00.

Seafood Chowder (Mussels ~ Squid~ Prawns & Clams served with Garlic Bread) $14.00.

Beef Nachos (Chilli Beef on Corn Chips with Melted Cheese, Sour Cream & Sweet Chilli) $17.50.

Vegetarian Nachos $15.50.

Caesar Salad Cos (Lettuce tossed with Bacon, Anchovies, freshly shaved Parmesan topped with Poached Egg & Drizzled with Caesar Dressing) $14.50.

Caesar Salad with Chicken or Smoked Salmon $19.50.

Steak Sandwich $18.50.

200gm Sirloin Steak, Chips & Salad (cooked to your liking & served with choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Red wine Jus) $20.00.

Beer battered Fish Fillet served with Fries & Salad $18.50.

Trenches Platter.   Meats / Cheese / bits n bobs $20.00.


Garlic Pretzel Bread $9.00.

Soup of the day (Served with freshly baked bread) $10.50.

Seafood Chowder (Mussels, Squid, Prawns & Clams) $14.50.

Hickory smoked BBQ Rib's (1/2 Kg Rib's served with Wedges & Sour Cream) $15.50.

Thai Fish Cakes (on crispy Asian Noodle Salad drizzled with Nouc Cham Dressing) $13.50.

Spicy Louisiana Chicke(Salad greens & Blue Cheese Sauce) $13.50.

Salt & Pepper Squid (rested on Mixed Leaves with Lime & Coriander Aioli) $13.50.

Beer braised Beef Cheeks (served with textures of Onion & Parsnip Puree, Speight's Old Dark & Thyme Jus) $26.50.

Ocean & Earth (Prime Hereford Beef Fillet, Creamy Garlic Prawns, Potato & Fennel Gratin, Red Wine Jus & petite Salad) $32.50.

Chicken Roulade (Filled Chicken Breast with Spinach, Semi dried Tomato, Feta served with Fennel & Potato Gratin, Capsicum & Basil Coulis  & petite Salad) $27.00.

Slow cooked Canterbury Lamb Shoulder (rolled & served with seasonal Roasted Vegetables,  Parsnip Crisps, house Mint Sauce & Red Wine Jus) $29.00.

200gm Porter House Steak (cooked to your liking with Vegetables or Chips & Salad) $29.00.

350gm Tomahawk Steak (cooked to your liking with Vegetables or Chips & Salad & choice of sauce) $35.00.